Oct 5, 2012 6:30pm EDT
-growth environment. >> reporter: michelle mier is senior u.s. economist for bank of america. 100,000 plus jobs is healthy but not impressive. >> and think about what we've come off of, the deepest postwar recession and adding about 100,000 or so jobs a month. it's not sufficient. >> reporter: much of the drop in the unemployment rate is due to the growth in part-time jobs. >> . >> i didn't even get responses to my resumes. >> reporter: 56-year-old amy crawford was forced to take a minimum wage job in a chicago restaurant. when she couldn't find full time work as a home designer. >> i'm almost at a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. i'm not confident in the economy. >> reporter: 40% of the unemployed have been out of work six months or more. that number did not drop last month. fed chairman ben bernanke said this week his concern is that growth just isn't fast enough to put people back to work. >> pelley: anthony, you mentioned that about 150,000 jobs are being created each month lately. what kind of difference does that make to the 12 million people who are still unemployed? >> not muc
Oct 2, 2012 6:30pm EDT
uniforms but plenty of guns, a potential danger for u.s. troops. >> f you come to an environment like this there are afghans with weapons. >> they're not going to put away their weapons because we're here. as you see, everybody else has got theirs, too. >> reporter: you've built this relationship on trust and you're saying well, hold on, maybe we don't trust you and -- that's not what you're saying. >> right. >> reporter: but that's the impression. >> that may be the message. we tried to soft than blow as much as we can. they felt guilty for the incidents themselves so they understood why we were trying to do this. we're going to continue this relationship as best we can given this and they were good with it. >> reporter: the soldiers that we were with hoped to finish vetting the afghan forces this week but, scott, commanders have a new list of conditions that have to be met before their joint operations can start again and we're told the clock would be reset if there's a new insider attack. >> pelley: hard work to do in afghanistan. charlie thanks very much. the mystery of the loose
Oct 4, 2012 6:30pm EDT
is supposed to be prepared nay sterile environment but if there's a breakdown in the system there could be contamination in the fungus. it's common in soil, decomposing leaves and even floating in the air. >> pelley: if the fungus is everywhere, as you describe it, why is it so dangerous in this case? >> reporter: in somebody with a normal immune system the lungs filter it out. when you inject it directly into the spine, that's like a straight highway to the brain. >> pelley: jon, thank you very much. it has been more than three weeks since that deadly terrorist attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. today, the will bean government finally allowed a team of f.b.i. agents to see the crime scene. four americans were killed in that attack, of course, including ambassador chris stephens. the agents, with a u.s. military escort, spent 12 hours at the consulate, though much of the evidence has already been compromised there. the violence in syria's civil war is spilling over its borders. for a second day, turkey fired artillery shells into syria. it was in retaliation for a syrian m
Oct 8, 2012 7:00am EDT
come to live with and work with there for the environment we had. we felt we needed more, not less. >> so all the experts on the ground are telling headquarters at the state department we need this. and the answer kept coming back as -- >> you've got to do with less. for what reasons i don't know. >> do those believe that if in fact those security teams had not been withdrawn although they can't really know the answer to this, but they may have been able to resist the attack and save lives? >> they talked about that. colonel wood wonders, says armed members of his military team as well as the companion state department team would have traveled to benghazi with ambassador wood. on that day, the u.s. was down 34 highly trained security officers in libya compared to six months before. the state department told officials sorting through everything they don't see evidence of a lot of security requests that were denied. charlie? >> sharyl attkisson, thank you. you can see more of this story tonight on the cbs evening news with scott pelley. gas prices continue to skyrocket in california.